The Rome for the Rescues fundraiser on June 22 was a certified hit. The party — held at The Vogue on Broad Street — raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts in Rome/Floyd County. That’s $14,000 more than was raised at last year’s event. A portion of the money will be used to put a permanent cover over two of the outdoor play areas at PAWS. Some will be used to continue the successful community cat program and for low cost spay/neuter initiatives and a portion will go to local rescue groups who do so much for our homeless animals in Rome/Floyd County.
- The 2019 Party of the Summer will again be held at The Vogue in downtown Rome on Friday, June 21. For more.
Emma Atherton-Staples, D.O., has joined the Floyd Primary Care network in Rockmart. She will be joining the practice of Danielle Y. Epanchin, D.O., at 1650 Chattahoochee Drive. Dr. Atherton-Staples will also work with Heyman HospiceCare and Floyd’s palliative care department. She will lead hospice clinical staff in developing patient care plans and will visit with patients. Dr. Atherton-Staples, a recent graduate of the Floyd Family Medicine Residency program, earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association. Floyd Primary Care, Rockmart is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 706.684.7846.